Educator Certification

​We are dedicated to providing clear, consistent, and accurate information for educators seeking certification and to ensure that each student is served by professional, well qualified educators.

Getting Started

For Teachers, Administrators, and Specialists

Teacher Preparation

Testing Information

Contact Information

Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Alice Blackstone
Administrative Specialist 

Kelly Meadows
Acting Branch Chief

​To access your certification account, visit the Educator Portal.

If you are employed as a teacher, administrator, or specialist by a MD public school system, nonpublic special education facility, the Archdiocese of Baltimore or Washington, or a MD state institution, please contact your employer to discuss your certification needs.

Credentialing Call Center:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 am to noon and 12:15 pm to 4:15 pm. Tuesday from 8:00 am to noon and 12:15 pm to 5:45 pm, except for State holidays.